Tax season is just around the corner, but are you ready to file your Canadian tax return for 2016?
Filing your tax return, especially if you are a student, overseas or temporary worker in Canada can be a daunting process at first, though it’s really quite simple. Here is how to get yourself through tax season in these three easy steps.
Step 1: Request your T4
Employers are obligated to provide your T4 (which is a summary of your earnings) at the end of February, though many of them will provide it before this date, especially if you request it. You will need a T4 from every job that you worked during 2016.
Step 2: Send us a copy of your T4
In either scanning or taking a photo of your T4 (or T4s), email this through to us and we can get a free tax return quote to you right away. We also request that you provide the dates you entered or exited Canada (if applicable), as this can significantly affect your return.
Step 3: Expenses and credits
Once you have sent a photo or scan of your T4 (or T4s) to one of our team, they will be in touch shortly to complete the tax return process. This includes adding any tax credits you qualify for, while also seeing if you are eligible to claim a number of different expenses, such as transit fares and medical costs.
Once we have all of the necessary information, we can file your return within 24 hours at our flat rate of $40. No hidden fees or nasty surprises. How is that for service? Tax doesn’t have to be taxing, after all.
Happy tax season from the JacksTaxBack team – we hope to hear from you soon.
JacksTaxBack are pleased to announce our official partnership with the fine folk over at Whister Lotto.
If you are living in Whistler and want to support some fantastic organizations, while also having the chance to win a cash jackpot or free tax return, then check out Whistler Lotto.
It only costs a toonie to enter, and if you aren’t fortunate enough to win the first prize cash draw then you may be luckier with second prize, which is a free personal tax return and two 50% vouchers to pass on to friends and family.
The draws are every Tuesday at 6pm, with a couple of different locations available in Whistler where you can enter. We look forward to helping Whistler Lotto and their charitable partners continue doing great work in the community.
Returned home from Canada? The good news is that you can still file a tax return, even from outside of the country.
If you have returned home from Canada and not claimed your tax back for 2015, or any year that you worked during your time in the country, then the chances are that you are due a large tax rebate.
Filing is simple and only requires a copy or photo of a T4 from each job that you held. T4s can be obtained by contacting your employer, so send them over to us once you have them and we’ll get you a free quote.
If you like the quote then we will file for $40. How is easy is that?
Our average tax return for 2015 was $800, so make sure you don’t miss out on any money that is owed to you. Tax doesn’t have to be taxing, so get in contact with us today!
(Note: If you are missing any documents or information then speak to us and we can help assist you with retrieving them.)
Think you have missed the deadline for filing your 2015 Canadian tax return?
Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t too late!
This is great news for those of you that are due to receive a tax rebate/refund, which is mostly anyone that worked during 2015 or any other year that they have not previously claimed for.
To get a free and no obligation tax return quote simply send us an email with a photo or scan of your T4 or T4s, along with the date you entered and exited Canada and we’ll get a free quote to you by the next day.
Also note that if you were an overseas worker or student working in Canada, you are still entitled to claim your tax refund even if you have returned home. For our flat fee of $40 it is a quick and easy process with no hidden charges.
With our average refund for 2015 being over $800 it would be crazy to let well earned money go unclaimed!
Jonathan Thomas went for a boat trip… what will you spend your tax rebate on?
But you know what a new year means? Nope, not a new gym membership, but a new tax return opportunity!
Whether you are a Canadian resident, student or overseas worker, completing your 2015 Canadian tax return is highly likely to bring in some very welcome money. Our average tax return for last year was way over $500, so get in contact with us today for a free quote and consultation.
Not sure on how to claim your Canadian tax? Then luckily for you our intern Jonathan Thomas has been busy preparing a Canadian tax return guide just for you…